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Shelby Township has partnered with Macomb County for a historic $17.5 million improvement program. The Macomb County Department of Roads, which owns, operates and maintains all public roads within the township, contacted township officials earlier this year because of a boost in road funding the county received from the state.

The program features 10 projects slated for 2019 and six for 2020. Highlighting the projects for 2019 is a repair and overlay of 21 Mile Road for its entirety from Shelby Road to Hayes Road. This year will also see a repair and overlay for 22 Mile Road from Shelby Road to Hayes Road, a concrete repair of 23 Mile Road between Schoenherr and Hayes roads, repair and overlay work on Shelby Road between Mound and 23 Mile roads as well as between 25 Mile Road and the entrance to Stony Creek Metropark. Mound Road will get a facelift with repair and overlay work between Westmoor Drive and 26 Mile Road and Ryan Road will be addressed with repair and overlay between West Utica and 22 Mile roads.

The township will also invest in its subdivision streets with a project set to address Starlite Drive and Woodmire Drive as well as the annual Pavement Preservation Program that addresses asphalt and concrete repairs on township’s subdivision streets.


The Full Scope

Road  Location   Project Date   
 Shelby Rd  25 Mile Rd to Stony Creek Metropark  Repair & Overlay  2019
 Shelby Rd  Mound Rd to 23 Mile Rd Repair & Overlay  2019  
 Mound Rd  Westmoor Dr to 26 Mile Rd Repair & Overlay  2019  
 Ryan Rd  West Utica Rd to 22 Mile Rd Repair & Overlay  2019  
 21 Mile Rd  Shelby Rd to Hayes Rd Repair & Overlay  2019  
 22 Mile Rd  Shelby Rd to Hayes Rd Repair & Overlay  2019  
 23 Mile Rd  Schoenherr Rd to Hayes Rd Concrete Repair  2019  
 Starlite Dr/Woodmire Dr  Subdivision Reconstruction  2019  
 Mound Rd  M-59 to Auburn Repair & Overlay  2020  
 23 Mile Rd  Shelby Rd to Mound Rd Repair & Overlay  2020  
 Blue Lakes Cir  West of Golden Lakes Dr Repair & Overlay  2020  
 Van Dyke Ave  Van Dyke Ave/N. Central Park Repair & Overlay
 Dequindre Rd  West Utica Rd to north of Auburn Rd Repair  2020  
 23 Mile Rd  Shelby Pkwy/Corporate Dr. Intersection    2020  

Safe Driving Tips
1. In any work zone along any road, major or minor, Expect the Unexpected. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people and vehicles may be working on or near the road.

2. Diamond-shaped orange warning signs are posted in advance of road construction projects. Slow down! Be alert! Pay attention to the signs!

3. In addition to other warning signs, a "flagger ahead" warning sign may be posted in the work zone. When you see this, stay alert and be prepared to obey the flagger's directions. In a work zone, a flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her directions.

4. Stay calm. Work zones aren't there to personally inconvenience you. They're necessary to improve the roads for everyone.

5. You may see flashing arrow panels or "lane closed ahead" signs. Merge as soon as possible. Don't zoom right up to the lane closure, then try to barge in - if everyone cooperates, traffic moves more efficiently. Motorists can help maintain traffic flow and posted speeds by moving to the appropriate lane at first notice of an approaching work zone.

6. Slow down when the signs say to. A car traveling 60 m.p.h. travels 88 feet per second. If you're going 60 m.p.h., and you pass a sign that states, “Road Work 1,500 feet,” you'll be in that work zone in 17 seconds.

7. The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear-end collision, so remember to leave two seconds of braking distance between you and the car in front of you. The amount of space required to provide two seconds of stopping time will increase the faster you're driving!

8. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and traffic barriers, trucks, construction equipment and workers. Just like you, highway workers want to return home safely after each day's work.

9. Some work zones - like line painting, road patching and mowing are mobile, moving down the road as the work is finished. Just because you don't see the workers immediately after you see the warning signs doesn't mean they're not out there. Observe the posted signs until you see the one that states you've left the work zone.

10. Highway agencies use many different and varying ways to inform motorists about the location and duration of major work zones. Often, the agencies will suggest a detour to help you avoid the work zone entirely. Plan ahead, and try an alternate route.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration